toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Dutch court: Samsung does not infringe Apple multitouch

updated 06:50 am EDT, Wed October 24, 2012

Samsung wins in Apple infringement complaint before Dutch court

A Dutch court has ruled that Samsung does not infringe an Apple patent in its implementation of certain multitouch gestures, reports Reuters. Apple had the opportunity to put forward its case in The Hague court in September, with the court's ruling only handed down now. Apple argued that Samsung's devices infringed upon patents it holds allowing users to use two fingers on a touch screen simultaneously, including 'pinch to zoom.'

"With these products Samsung does not infringe the claims that Apple has made," reads a statement from the Dutch court. It is not the first time that a court has ruled against Apple on its multitouch patents. Apple has previouslly lost similar cases against HTC in Britain and Samsung and Google's Motorola in Germany. Samsung naturally welcomed the ruling, while Apple has yet to issue a statement.

The next critical ruling in the ongong court battles between the two tech titans comes this Friday, when the International Trade Commission is due to rule on patent infringement claims by Apple against Samsung. Although Apple has claimed the biggest win between the two companies in a Californian court, which awarded Apple over $1 billion in damages, the award could be in some jeopardy. On Tuesday, the US Patent Office revised a ruling on Apple's 'rubber-banding' patent, invalidating all 20 Apple claims.





by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. shifuimam

    Addicted to MacNN

    Joined: 08-15-06

    Excellent!

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented